An Enthusiast’s guide to cocktails: the Ramos Gin Fizz


Yesterday was Fat Tuesday, the culmination of all that is Mardi Gras. In honor of (the day after) this auspicious drinking occasion we wanted to share a classic New Orleans cocktail, the Ramos Gin Fizz. Not to be confused with standard Gin Fizzes, the Ramos is a unique pleasure that was originated down in the Big Easy back in 1888 by a man named Henry C. Ramos.

At the time it was simply called the “New Orleans Fizz” and was so popular that Ramos had to hire a crew of “shaker boys” during busy times just to keep up with demand. In recent years the cocktail’s popularity has dwindled (likely due, in part, to a specific and essential ingredient that is rather hard to come by). Although I personally grew up drinking them with my family every year on Christmas morning.
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Haiku for drunks: Fat Tuesday



Gin fizz in a jar
No laughter, screams—keyboard sounds
Fat Tuesday at home


What do I give up?
For Lent, when booze is my faith?
That’s an easy one

Beads picture from Tulane Public Relations (flickr)